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RN- Medical 7C (Inpatient)

Carle

Carle

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Special Summer Incentive

*Sign on bonus for for nurses with 1 or more years experience - External Applicants Only- $15,000

*Free Health Insurance for the rest of the year

*Vacation accrual based on RN experience

This is a unit that is making it's way for a reopening! This is an opportunity for growth and development of current and new Carle Health employees. 7 Crescent’s leadership team is looking for a core team of expert nurses to deliver exceptional care to those it serves. Alongside of expert nursing and clinical staff, 7 Crescent is excited to welcome dedicated, new graduate nurses. Our new nurses will gain the foundational nursing skills necessary to become experts in their field. Diversity in skill, backgrounds, and education is a must as we build a strong unit. The team will work together to live out the Carle Health values including Excellence, Integrity, Inclusivity, Compassion, and Accountability.

Position Highlights:

· Number of beds on unit: 12 (Increase to 18 by end of 2024)

· Patient population (age, diagnosis, specifics about unit): Majority medical patients. Targeted sub-specialty patients will include: DKA and HHS out of critical care, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, newly diagnosed diabetics.

Benefit Highlights:

· Tuition assistance:

o Full-time: $4000/calendar year

o Part-time: $2000/calendar year

· Health insurance begins on day 1

· Full-time benefits begin at 30 hours and part-time benefits begin at 20 hours

· Retirement employer match after 1 year

· Daily pay available



EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Associate's Degree


CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Registered Professional Nurse (RN) License in the State of Illinois upon hire and Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire/start.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Work may occasionally require travel to other Carle Health facilities/hospitals.
  • Required to drive your own vehicle for business purposes.



SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email, and web browser. Multicultural sensitivity. Critical thinking skills using independent judgement in making decisions.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Assesses patient's status through interview, observation and physical assessment of actual problems and outcomes.
  • Develops an individualized plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.
  • Uses appropriate interventions identified in the plan of care to achieve expected patient outcomes.
  • Systematically evaluates and documents patient's progress toward expected outcomes/goals on an ongoing basis throughout the shift.
  • Modifies plan of care based on evaluation and as needed based on changes in patient condition.
  • Completes required documentation as appropriate, including patient chart and event reports.
  • Demonstrates professional accountability for own practice as evidenced through seeking resources and continued self-development.
  • Demonstrates technical knowledge of equipment and troubleshoots when problems arise.
  • Acquires and maintains current knowledge and skills in evidence based nursing practice.
  • Promotes the professional development of self and team members
  • Shares clinical knowledge through informal teaching and in response to the learning needs of others.
  • Demonstrates a practical problem solving approach to patient moving and handling issues (as applicable).
  • Demonstrates skills to promote patient and staff safety through appropriate use of lift equipment (as applicable).
  • Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing.
  • Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider's orders and hospital lab procedures/policies.
  • Collaborates with the health care team in the organization of tasks and activities for the patient's care from admission to discharge according to the plan of care and to meet identified expected outcomes.
  • Assesses and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient's/family's age specific needs.
  • Actively participates in data collection, analysis, and problem solving and gives input on process improvements and patient satisfaction.
  • Assures that the care provided is consistent with standards of care, evidence based practices, national patient safety goals, core measures and other quality initiatives undertaken by the unit/hospital.



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